• School Choice Brochure


    What is Public School Choice and how do I know if my child is eligible?

    Public School Choice Act is a provision of No Child Left Behind allows parents to transfer their children out of schools that are identified as needing improvement, schools that are not identified. School districts are required to provide you with information that your child's school has not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) sufficient for two consecutive years is identified in need of improvement before the beginning of the year following identification. OSPI is also obliged to publish a list of schools that have not achieved adequate yearly progress.

    If my child attends a school that has been identified as needing improvement how can I get help?

    If your child's school is identified as needing improvement, your school district must give you the option of transferring your child to a school (within the district if possible), which is not identified in need of improvement. Transportation is provided or paid by the school district.

    If I transfer my child to a school that is not identified as needing improvement, how long will be in effect a transfer to another school?

    Once a student has been transferred to another school as a result of Public School Choice, the district must allow the esudiante remain in that school until the student completes the highest school year in that school. However, the obligation of the district provide transportation for that student ends at the end of the school year in which it is determined that the school which the student was originally transferred is no longer identified in need of school improvement.

    What if my child's school does not make Adequate Yearly Progress for two consecutive years and is identified as needing improvement but my district has contacted me with a list of options?

    If your district has not contacted you, then you should contact the administrators as your district and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). The OSPI electronic portal provides a list of district administrators and contacts for schools statewide.

    What is Adequate Yearly Progress and how is it determined?

    Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP Yearty Progress AYP in English) is the level of academic proficiency that schools must achieve each year. The progress of the school is assessed in reading and math in all the following sub-Brupan: All Students, Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, White, bilingual, disabled, and limited economic resources. Academic progress is measured relative to uniform statewide goals that ensure that all students in all schools achieve high academic standards. These goals also align our state with the goal of No Child Left Behind (NCLB Left Behind Chilld not in English) that says that all students will have a 100% proficiency by 2014.

    On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law his education plan "No Child Left Behind." The law united both political parties behind the principle that schools must report their results and that every student should learn. As part of that law schools with low academic performance are required to provide parents with specific information. What does the term in need of improvement? Under the law the No Child Left Behind, all states should adopt goals that each school must achieve. If a school misses Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP AYP in English) for two consecutive years, the school identified in need of academic improvement.

    Title I / LAP Director
    Gayle Pauley

    Program Supervisors
    Jamie Penn 360.725.6171
    Dr. Wally Hunt 360.725.6168
    Nancy Leinius 360.725.6172
    Anne Renschler 360.725.6045
    Petrea Stoddard, CPA 360.725.6169
    Support Staff
    Breda Merritt 360.725.6100
    Julie Chace 360.725.6167

    Contact Info:

    Old Capitol Building
    PO Box 47200
    Olympia, WA 98504-7200

    Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Title I / LAP Department